One serious after crash near Lumsden

A person is in a serious condition after a crash on State Highway 6 in Southland this morning.

Police and ambulance were called to the single-vehicle crash, about 5km north of Lumsden, at 11.05am.

A police spokeswoman said the car came to a stop in a ditch.

''Indications are that person was trapped.''

A St John spokeswoman said a helicopter, from Queenstown, arrived at the crash scene at 11.57am and departed with the patient at 12.42pm.

They were flown to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition, she said.

The police spokeswoman confirmed the road had been opened.

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